Michelle Obama has Monday through Twitter announced that May 6 is a documentary on Netflix about the book tour she took after the publication of her book Becoming. The documentary is intended to provide a rare insight into the life of the former first lady.
I’m excited to share Netflix on May 6 Becoming will release a documentary directed by Nadia Hallgren that shares the stories of the wonderful people I met after the release of my memoir. In this difficult time, I hope you will find some inspiration and joy in this movie, ”Obama tweeted.
Halgren, earlier After Maria , a documentary about the impact Hurricane Maria had on Puerto Rican families, explains in a statement that it was difficult to film someone who is constantly being watched by the Secret Service.
This forced her to film in cramped, private spaces, which allowed her to build a close relationship with Obama. “I wanted to make a film about her current situation. About where she is right now and the way she thinks about her whole life, not just her years at the White House,” she said in a statement.
Obama’s book was published two years ago. With Becoming, which became a bestseller, she hopes to inspire other women. In the book, she not only talks about her experiences as a first lady, but also looks back on her childhood years and the time before she became known as President Barack Obama’s wife.